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Under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act a company could expand its business by buying a competing company.

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The Sherman Act prohibits activities that restrict interstate commerce and competition in the marketplace. It also prohibits monopolization or attempts at monopolizing any aspect of interstate trade or commerce.
It prohibited specific means of anticompetitive conduct. The Act was aimed at regulating businesses. However, its application was not limited to the commercial side of business. It's prohibition of the cartel was also interpreted to make illegal many labor union activities. This is because unions were characterized as cartels.

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A company buying another company to eliminate it as competition

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a company expanding its business buying a competing company ->>APEX

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Any trusts growing into monopolies, which this act didn't officially outlaw.

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The Sherman Anti-Trust Act made monopolistic business practices illegal. The Act was approved on July 2, 1890.

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A company expanding its business by buying a competing company-Apex

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This act was enacted in July of 1890 and made combining of businesses to prevent competition illegal?

The Sherman Antitrust Act was enacted in July 1890 and made combining of businesses to prevent competition illegal.


Was the purpose of the Sherman Antitrust Act?

Describe the events of the 1902 coal strike


What impact did Theodore Roosevelt's use of the Sherman Antitrust Act have on business?

it destroyed some illegal trusts (monopolies), but it didn't do that much to stop the ever growing number of monpolies and trusts.


What was considered an illegal activity under the Sherman anti- trust act?

A company buying another company to eliminate it as competition


True or False According to the Clayton Antitrust Act unions were illegal organizations similar to trust?

No. The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, designed to protect society from corporate entities unfairly raising prices for consumers due to unfair competition. (Examples might include Andrew Carnegie, the Steel magnate who essentially could have set steel prices at any price he so chose, as there was no real competition to undercut his prices), was being applied to labor unions as organizations which were being said to unfairly raise the cost of labor, thus financially hurting the consumers. The Clayton Act of 1914 was passed, in part, to clarify that "the labor of a human being is not a commodity or article of commerce. Nothing contained in the antitrust laws shall be construed to forbid the existence and operations of labor [unions]... nor shall such organizations... be held or construed to be illegal combinations or conspiracies in restraint of trade." An interesting fact to be considered, a provision of the Clayton act (poor wording) gave organizations the right to seek immediate injunctions to send striking/boycotting workers back to work. Prior to Clayton, the only way an injunction could be obtained was by a District Attorney. The Clayton Act could be argued to have been more damaging to labor unions than helpful!

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When were the first antitrust laws passed in the US?

The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, the first and most significant of the U.S. antitrust laws, outlawed trusts and prohibited "illegal" monopolies.


What act made it illegal to form trusts that interfered with free trade?

That is the: Sherman Antitrust Act.


Made it illegal for corporations to interfere with free interstate or international trade?

Sherman Antitrust Act


Which practice became an illegal business act according to the Sherman Antitrust Act?

forming monopolies by buying out competitors


In 1890 the Sherman Antitrust Act was passed which made it illegal for business firms to combine to prevent competition.?

Efficiency


1890 the Sherman Antitrust Act was passed which made it illegal for business firms to combine to prevent competition.?

Efficiency


In 1890, the Sherman Antitrust Act was passed which made it illegal for business firms to combine to prevent competition?

Yes efficiency function. The Sherman Act meant that agreements "in restraint of trade" were illegal.


What was considered an illegal activity under the Sherman anti-trust ac?

A company buying another company to eliminate it as competition(Apex)


Who made it illegal for corporations to interfere with free interstate or international trade?

The Sherman Antitrust Act made it illegal for corporations to interfere with free interstate or international trade.


What did the Sherman Antitrust Act make illegal in 1890?

The Sherman Anti-Trust Act, passed in 1890, made it illegal for businesses to combine t create monopolies. Monopolies prevented competition and drove prices up for consumers.


What did the Clayton Act add to the Sherman Antitrust Act?

The Clayton Act made certain practices illegal when their effect was to lessen competition or to create a monopoly.


This act was enacted in July of 1890 and made combining of businesses to prevent competition illegal?

The Sherman Antitrust Act was enacted in July 1890 and made combining of businesses to prevent competition illegal.